MBS Recruitment
Expert Team

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Karen Waldock Principal

Karen heads our Business Support team across Australia. The team recruits permanent and temporary paralegals, professional support lawyers and business support staff for a wide variety of Australian and international law firms. Karen has extensive experience recruiting lawyers and business support staff. She has an enviable network in Brisbane and across Australia and believes strong relationships are at the heart of every successful recruitment project. The right results come from an in-depth understanding of the cultural and technical needs of clients and candidates and she is adept at finding the right ‘fit’.

Karen has owned, run and managed some of the largest recruitment teams in Australia and NZ for over 20 years. She coaches, trains and mentors teams to ensure they provide an elite level of service to clients and candidates.

T:  +61 (0)439 396 626

E:  karen.waldock@mbs-recruitment.com

Gillian Ansell Consultant

Gillian specialises in recruiting permanent, contract and temporary legal secretarial, paralegal, and shared services candidates for law firms and Government agencies in Australia. While she recognises that speed to market underpins success for temporary hires, moving quickly never overshadows her judgement or quality of work.

Gillian’s positive, sensitive approach towards clients and candidates makes her one of the most trusted and successful consultants in the legal market. As a former internal recruiter and HR professional within leading law firms and financial services, Gillian brings a unique understanding of the clients’ perspective and can talk their language.

T:  +61 (0)450 236 423

E:  gillian.ansell@mbs-recruitment.com

Laura Baker Consultant

Laura specialises in recruiting professionals in business development and marketing in addition to other support roles. Laura started her career in recruitment with Robert Walters in 2014 where she developed the sales and marketing desk until 2017. Laura then made the move into legal publishing with LexisNexis and Proposals Manager at Ince before making a return to recruitment. Over the past 8 years in Dubai, Laura has developed and maintained strong client and candidate relationships in legal and other sectors.

Laura focuses on roles throughout the Middle East.

T:  +971 52 714 9345

Gemma Feeney

Gemma Feeney Resourcer

Gemma is a Resourcer at MBS with a focus on candidate management and building high-quality talent pools. Gemma has a strong history of executive level administrative, secretarial and operation experience, leading her to specialise and pursue a career in legal recruitment.

Gemma’s background has allowed her to become accustomed to working across a diverse range of sectors and seniorities whilst maintaining a personable and customer-centric approach when working with both our candidates and clients.

Angela Hughes Office Manager

Angela Hughes is our Office Manager in Australia. Angela is based in Sydney and also supports the team in Brisbane, she has over 10 years office-based, secretarial and customer-facing experience.